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Anonymous strikes military contractor

In the latest attack in its AntiSec campaign against government and corporate websites, hacker group Anonymous infiltrated United States defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton on "Military Meltdown Monday," July 11.

Computer security threat to Apple mobile operating system

The German government recently issued a computer security warning that the iOS mobile operating system used in Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices is vulnerable to malware spread through PDF files.

Emailed ticket fake, attached virus real

Users of Yahoo Mail are being targeted by a phishing scheme that dupes victims via an email purportedly enclosing a traffic ticket, according to Lohud.com, a news source for the Lower Hudson Valley.

California city accounts hacked

A hacker used a phishing ploy to compromise the computer system of the city of Atascadero, California, and draw $83,000 from city accounts, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reports.

Two Department of Energy labs hacked

The websites of the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Richland, Washington, and Jefferson National Laboratory, in Newport News, Virginia, have been hacked, the labs acknowledged on July 6.